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  • PM Sheikh Hasina with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    What it means for Bangladesh

    The honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina made an official visit to Japan from May 25-28, 2016, upon an invitation from the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe...

  • Death by overwork on rise in Japan

    Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or "karoshi", a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering "salary man" that is increasingly afflicting young and female employees.

  • Japan marks fifth tsunami anniversary

    Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing.

  • The land of the rising sun rises again?

    In a move that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nationalist government facing the stiffest resistance from pacifists and opposition parliamentarians alike, the Japanese Diet (Parliament) last week voted into law a bill that will allow Japan to deploy its military in combat roles beyond its territorial boundaries for the first time in seven decades.

  • Scuffles as Japan hold security debate

    Scuffles break out in Japan's upper house ahead of a vote on a controversial move by the government to expand the role of the armed forces.

  • Abeconomics

    Tokyo's policy of pacifism coming under threat

    Shinzo Abe much heralded economic policy, dubbed as “Abenomics” by his enthusiastic supporters, had been able to lift the Nikkei to an all-time high in the last one-and-half decades. However, purses of the majority of the Japanese people still remain very tight.